If you have been in a car accident, you will most likely be contacted by the other driver’s insurance company. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, and their primary goal is to minimize claims. If you want to receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and property damage, you should be careful when speaking to an insurance adjuster.
STATEMENTS YOU SHOULD AVOID MAKING TO AN INSURANCE ADJUSTER:
Opinions: Don’t guess or provide estimates. Just state the facts. An adjuster may ask you several things, in different ways, and providing guesses or estimates to these questions can hurt your claim.
Fault: Do not admit fault to an insurance adjuster, police officer, or potential whiteness even if you feel you are at fault. The other driver may have just as much responsibility for the accident as you.
Not Injured Statements: Some injuries may not show up right away. You may not have any visible injuries, but that does not mean you are fine. Sometimes, the adrenalin from the initial shock prevents you from feeling the pain you end up feeling the next day. When you feel pain, you need to go to the doctor and have it documented. Avoid signing a medical release without speaking to an experienced car accident attorney.
Recorded Statements: You have no obligation to give a recorded statement. Remember anything you say can be used against you.
EVALUATING THE VALUE OF YOUR CLAIM:
Insurance companies will take your claim more seriously if you have an experienced lawyer on your side. Our attorneys at Jabro Law Group will calculate the value of your claim, taking into consideration past and future injuries and expenses such as medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the impact an injury may have on your life to ensure maximum recovery.
Do not rush into a settlement without first consulting an attorney at Jabro Law Group. Contact our office today at (619) 559-8228 to schedule your free consultation.